Douglas Faculty hosts discussion on US election
By Mercedes Deutscher, News Editor, and Analyn Cuarto, Contributor
On October 12, Douglas College hosted a lecture on the US Election at the David Lam Campus, presented by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science.
The lecture was headed by Political Science chair Shaun Tyakoff. Joining Tyakoff were Mano Daniel (Psychology), Raquel Faria Chapdelaine (Psychology), and Denis McKim (History). The discussion was curated by Laurie Beckwith (Anthropology). James Moore, a former Douglas Student and former MP, also weighed in.
The discussion brought a moderate turnout of students, eager to discuss the election. Topics included—but were not limited to—how polarizing the candidates were, suggestions of a rigged election, sensitive topics such as the Black Lives Matter movement, and how Donald Trump has altered the dynamics of presidential elections.